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Anesthesiologist Salary

How much do anesthesiologists make?

What is the salary for an anesthesiologist?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Salary and Employment Survey in August and September 2022. Survey respondents represent anesthesiologists who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.

Average anesthesiologist salary


Historical salary data

How does this year's salary for Anesthesiologists compare to other years?

During the pandemic, the average anesthesiologist salary experienced a dip as many anesthesiologists lost work or had their roles shift to assisting intubating COVID patients, resulting in a visible dip in 2020. Since then, however, it has risen to a new peak, beating the high water mark of recent years.

Anesthesiologists are well aware of demand for their role at this time, and are not incentivized to settle for lower pay. This point of tension between anesthesiologists seeking work opportunities and medical facilities looking to fill open positions has resulted in an ongoing – and largely unresolved – gaps in care nationwide.

To learn more about current physician trends are changing, view the Future of Work Survey Report which presents in-depth insights about the evolving healthcare landscape in the U.S.

2021 data not available.

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Survey results

Demographic insights by gender


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Male - Anesthesiology


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Female - Anesthesiology



Where did anesthesiologists work in 2022?

Almost half of anesthesiologists worked in a Group Practice setting in 2022.

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Hospital Employed - Anesthesiology

Hospital employed


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Group Practice - Anesthesiology

Group Practice Owned by Hospital or Hospital System


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Group Practice - Anesthesiology

Group practice



Anesthesiologists who took this survey

In 2022 anesthesiologists were fairly evenly distributed around the country, with a weaker showing in the Southwest and Northeast. Nearly half (47%) are highly experienced with 21 or more years working in anesthesiology, and generation X (born between 1965 and 1980) comprised the largest segment of anesthesiologists who responded at 45%, jumping ahead of baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) in recent years.

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

How old are Anesthesiologists?


This report was compiled using data from an original survey conducted by LocumTenens.com from August to September 2022. The 2,571 respondents represent a broad range of U.S.-based clinicians, roles, specialties, ages, facility sizes and experience levels. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. The age range of respondents is 26-79 and 46 medical specialties are represented. The data from the survey responses was compiled and analyzed by experts in the healthcare industry to formulate the insights shown here.